Science

2012 Photo Competition Winners


Congratulations to our winners and to the entrants who received special mentions.

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Category: People


 

Winner

 

Entrant:  Viyanna Leo
 

Title:  The final cuppa


Description:  Final cup of coffee before beginning our night work, tracking the brown hyena in the Makgadikgadi Desert in Botswana. Night shifts began at sunset and finished at sun rise.

 

Special Mention

 

Entrant:  Reuben Tang
 

Title:  A little touch of magic


Description:  Formulae in her biochemistry textbook fall into place and as she begins to understand: A touch of magic.

 

 

Special Mention

 

Entrant:  Campbell McKay
 

Title:  Free Wheelin’
 

Description:  Fellow student on a Soil Use Management Field Trip, sitting in the wheel of cotton harvester. He’s approximately 6"2.

 

 

 

 

Special Mention

 

Entrant:  Filippo Dall’Osso


Title:  Further Steps


Description:  Learning to use a differential GPS during a capacity-building project in North Africa, handling delicate and expensive equipment for the first time.

 

Category: Places


 

Winner

 

Entrant:  Prue Fabian


Title:  Floraville Fossil


Description:  Fossil jaw bone at Floraville Station, Northern Queensland, discovered by Dr Karen Black.

 

Special Mention

 

Entrant:  Ross Hill


Title: Native visitor


Description: A local pays Antarctic researchers a visit.

 

Special Mention

 

Entrant:  Campbell McKay


Title: Manufactured Landscape


Description: Sitting at the edge of an extensive water storage dam on a Narrabri cotton farm field trip, with a fetch so large that waves are created on its shoreline.

 

 

Category: Wonder


 

Winner

 

Entrant:  Josie van Dorst


Title:  Cold Realities
 

Description:  A sickly Macquarie Island King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) falls prey to a Brown Squa (Stercorarius antarcticus) in this confronting wildlife reality.

 

Special Mention

 

Entrant:  Emma Birdsey


Title:  Purple Stinger


Description:  Jellyfish, Pelagia noctiluca, taken at Coogee Beach

 

Special Mention

 

Entrant:  Nik Tatarnic


Title:  Camouflaged Grasshopper


Description:  While conducting fieldwork in the Pilbara I came across this little guy.